Brexit advice for EU citizens
EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
We encouraged all EU citizens and their family members living in the Perth and Kinross area by 31 December 2020 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their rights and to continue to live, work and study in our area after 30 June 2021. This scheme has now closed although in exceptional circumstances late applications can still be made.
More than 9,900 applications were made within the Perth and Kinross area with 9,470 applications being concluded at that date.
The UK Government website provides further details and tips about how EU citizens and their families submit late applications.
Applications made after the 30 June 2021 deadline
In line with the Citizens' Rights Agreements, there remains scope for a person eligible for status under the EUSS to make a late application to the scheme where there are reasonable grounds for having missed the deadline.
Non-exhaustive guidance on reasonable grounds for missing the deadline is available on GOV.UK. The Home Office will continue to look to grant status, rather than for reasons to refuse.
An application must be made for every eligible child within a family. Parents should check if they need to apply on behalf of their children, even if they have already applied and been granted a status themselves.
To provide further reassurance to late applicants the government will protect their rights until their application and any appeal is decided. More information can be found on GOV.UK.
Applying to EU Settlement Scheme
You can still get help on the phone or online with your individual application by contacting the EU Settlement Resolution Centre:
- Telephone: 0300 123 7379 (UK Only)
- Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm
- Submit a question using their online submission form
Additional help available locally
Assisted digital support
You can also request Assisted Digital support for the EU Settlement Scheme online application form if you do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form. Culture PK offer this service via AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth.
There are other local third sector organisations working in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council who may be able to assist with advice for EU citizens:
How to arrange
Appointments available in office/home visit or community with support worker
Telephone 01738 567076
Appointments with a support worker in office
Telephone 01738 450581 or by emailing EUCitizens@perthcab.org.uk
Free legal advice - surgery appointments available every Thursday
Telephone 0141 204 2888
Telephone 0141 204 2888 9.30 am - 10.30 am Monday-Friday
New Immigration System (from 1 January 2021)
The UK Government has published more information on the new points-based immigration system that was introduced from 1 January 2021. You can find more information on the new immigration system on gov.uk.
There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK who apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.